August is here, and it’s time for parents and students to start thinking about going back to school. For Americans consumers, this means shelling out big bucks for new clothes and supplies. For retailers, it means big business. What about investors? August and September have been slow months for the S&P 500 over the past.. Read more
The most recent statistics from CBOE Holdings demonstrate the increasing popularity of short-term weekly options. Weekly options were first introduced by the CBOE in 2005, 32 years after the introduction of the first monthly options. In the past 10 years, the popularity of “weeklies” has taken off, but why are they so popular and what.. Read more
Less than a decade after the biggest mortgage lending crisis in U.S. history nearly decimated the economy, another debt market is showing some troubling similarities to the mortgage bubble: the student loan market. The total amount of national student loan debt eclipsed $1.2 trillion dollars earlier this year, and a growing number of people believe.. Read more
July 8th was like any other day for traders. They sat down in front of their screens to trade stocks at the best possible prices. Well it was not exactly like any other day because the NYSE trading system was down. The average person on the street thought this was a big deal. The news.. Read more
With the drought throughout the West Coast continuing for its fourth year, there are plenty of companies that may have movement tied to the epidemic. While it’s not all bad news for the market, there may be trouble for hydropower, traditional utilities and agriculture. Most of these sectors are weighted so that when one slips,.. Read more
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